Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's My Birthday and I'll Post If I Want To

First off, let me point you to Mel Fowler's blog, which has a great Harry Potter themed video set to Katy Perry's music. Great find, Mel.

As you may (or may not) have noticed, it's been several weeks since I last posted. The reason is simple. I've been spending all my free time on my manuscript.

Why? Because it's October, of course! Halloween (one of my favorite holidays, BTW) is coming up soon, and what more inspirational time of the year can there be to work on a story about Hogwarts? October rules!

So why am I taking up valuable manuscript time to post today? Because it's my birthday (another reason to love October) and I thought I deserved a little time off. Don't worry, I'll get back to working on the WIP tomorrow.

Okay, so I haven't been completely truthful here. I did spend some of my precious time on the social media front. I finally got around to uploading my profile pic to Blogger, Facebook, and Twitter. And if that wasn't enough for you, consider this. After lurking on Twitter for the last year, I tweeted for the very first time a few weeks ago. Yeah, I know. Pretty sad. But it's progress.


  1. Happy Birthday Ken! It's good to be able to put a face to the name :-)

  2. Awesome! Happy birthday, Ken! I ought to be spending my time buried in my manuscript, too. :)

  3. Happy Birthday! I wish I could say I've been neglecting my blog because I've been deep in my WIP, but I'm afraid it's more of a funk.

    By the way, I just read your About page and if you're still in need of a CP, I've been known to delve into HP fan fiction myself.

  4. Happy Birthday.

    You can lurk on Twitter? I should try that. It's not like I have anything interesting to say.

  5. Thanks for the wishes everyone.

    Sarah: Thanks, I'll always be in need of a CP. I'm a little reluctant to seek out crit partners because what I'm doing right now would be considered fan fiction. But I'm taking this project very seriously and hope it looks nothing like fan fiction by the time I'm finished. If you run into anyone else who might be interested, let me know.

    I don't expect to have anything I'd be ready to show anyone (other than my cats, of course) until next year, but when I do, I'll send you a note. In the meantime, if you are in need of a CP, just let me know. Your stories sound interesting.

  6. Happy birthday, Ken! (October is my favorite month too...probably because my birthday's on the 4th ;)

    I'm off to Tweet you so you'll be forced to post again! Twitter is awesome :)

    The Warm Fuzzies Blogfest is coming up if you're still interested. I'd love to see you there!

  7. p.s. What is your Twitter handle? You should link to it on your site :)

  8. Hey, I'm a little late, but Happy Birthday!!!

    Good job writing. I've been trying to write more lately. Good luck with getting if written, and I hope that you get lots and lots of ideas!

  9. Juliana, You're right, I should have my Twitter handle posted. Just one of the many things I've neglected to do.

    My Twitter handle is @Chemistken.

    And yes, I'm still interested in the Warm Fuzzies. (Hmmm, maybe I should reword that.)

  10. Hey! You asked for some hints on the website, so here you go!